Invasive Species Council of Metro Vancouver Spring Forum 2018

The 2018 Spring Forum of the Invasive Species Council of Metro Vancouver today at Mundy Park in Coquitlam, BC, was lots of fun and with educational presentations and a walk in the park to boot.

I joined the board of directors about a year ago, and greatly enjoy opportunities to hang out with this dedicated group that has such a breadth of knowledge and experience.


Beautiful location in Mundy Park

ISCMV Spring Forum
Good turnout


Pamela Zevit of the South Coast Conservation Program leads a walk in the park

Hmm. . .

Chum Fry Release in Byrne Creek in SE Burnaby

DFO,  Byrne Creek Streamkeepers volunteers, City of Burnaby staff,  and teachers, kids and parents from Stride Elementary released chum fry in Byrne Creek in SE Burnaby this morning. What a lovely day for this uplifting event!

Thanks to volunteers at the Bell-Irving Hatchery at Kanaka Creek who raised these wee fish.

It’s interesting how tentative many of these kids are in a natural environment, and how quickly and joyfully they adapt to it.

byrne creek chum fry release

Discover Deer Lake Park with Henry DeJong

It was a gorgeous day for a two-hour of Deer Lake Park in Burnaby, led by Henry DeJong, retired from Burnaby Parks. Lots of history, and plant and animal knowledge.

Deer Lake Park flora fauna


Hummingbird


Douglas Squirrel


Saw lots of egg masses today


Another egg mass


Little frog


Big frog


Hawk


Heron adding to its nest at the Deer Lake colony


Invasive Red-Eared Sliders


Dive! Dive! I think it was a Scaup : -)

Cormorant Fishing Near Science World in Vancouver

I went to downtown Vancouver late this afternoon, a couple of hours ahead of the start of Coastal Connections, the gathering of students, faculty, consultants, and stewards in the fishy business.

Those hours proved productive as I got lots of shots of this Double-Crested Cormorant doing some successful fishing near Science World.

I guesstimate that it got a fish about once every three dives. Now if I could catch a fish once every three casts. . . 

UPDATE 4/19: Pelagic Cormorant?

double crested cormorant vancouver


Down the hatch!

Reifel Birding Bonanza

We had a wonderful three-hour ramble round the Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary today.


Sandhill Crane


House Sparrow? (I still have trouble with LBBs – – little brown birds : – )


Wigeons


Wigeon


Wood Duck female


Wood Duck male


Red-Winged Blackbird


Checking out the view from Yumi’s head


Brown-Headed Cowbirds


Chickadee


Crow


Downy Woodpecker


Golden-Crowned Sparrow


Great Blue Heron


LBB


LBB


LBB


Mallard


Merganser


Pintail synchro


Ring-Necked Duck


Rufous Hummingbird

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Salmonberry

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